Appetizers, Asian

Kimchi Pickled Eggs

Confession: I eat kimchi most mornings for breakfast. I buy mine from the local Korean market in a 1 gallon jar so it is naturally fermented with no preservatives and is not pasteurized so it continues to ferment while it sits in the fridge. Plus their kimchi is better than what I make at home. […]


Brie or Camembert Cheese

Brie and Camembert are soft ripened cheeses that make a perfect appetizer or can be served with a salad for a light lunch. Camembert has a slightly stronger flavor than Brie but both are excellent prepared in this manner. This is one of my wife’s favorite things so I always try to make it for […]

Appetizers, French

Smoked Salmon Mousse with Caviar

This appetizer was a huge hit at a recent birthday dinner for a friend. Inexpensive black or red lumpfish caviar is fine for this hor d’oeuvre. 4 oz. Smoked salmon 1/2 c. Heavy cream Juice of 1/2 Lemon 2 Scallions thinly sliced 1 1/2 T. Caviar Crackers for dipping 1. Remove skin and Strain salmon […]


Scotch Eggs

I suppose this is technically an appetizer but they are rather heavy as appetizers go and can serve as a main course. 1 pound bulk sausage meat 3 tablespoons minced fresh herbs (e.g., thyme, chives, tarragon, etc.) 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1 large egg 1 tablespoon Dijon or English mustard 5 cups Panko breadcrumbs […]